Issue / Traffic Safety

Would the DRIVE Act Spend Federal Funds More Effectively?

It has been six years since the transportation community had the opportunity to mull over a six-year transportation bill written by a...

House’s FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations Bill Cuts Discretionary Spending, Freezes Major HTF Accounts; Bans Some Cuba Travel

April 28, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee released the full text of the proposed Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...

The Transportation President

Despite the fact that we are about 600 days away from the actual election, another Presidential campaign is underway. While this could...

White House Transmits New GROW AMERICA Bill to Congress

March 30, 2015 Today, the Obama Administration transmitted the 2015 version of its GROW AMERICA surface transportation reauthorization...

FHWA’s 2013 Research Report On Digital Billboard (CEVMS) – Seriously Flawed

Background Three decades after the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 1980 study about the safety impacts of roadside digital...

Time for Autonomous Vehicles to Disrupt Transportation Planning

BY MARK McDOWELL Transportation Consultant Over the coming decades autonomous vehicles (AVs) will insinuate themselves into our...

Overview of Final FY 2015 USDOT Appropriations

December 9, 2014 – 9:05 p.m. Initial overview.  The omnibus package will take the form of a House amendment to the Senate...

Congress Returns For Hectic Final Session

December 2, 2014 – 11:00 A.M. As Congress returns from the Thanksgiving recess to face what is supposed to be the last two weeks...

President Nominates NHTSA, STB Heads

November 20, 2014 As the USDOT nomination backlog at the White House builds, President Obama in recent days has nominated a new head...

Improving Transportation Performance: Time to Focus on Operations

Congress has been able to accomplish very little this year, but one thing they agreed they needed to do was avoid insolvency in the...

Countdown to Mainstreaming of Self-Driving Vehicles

BY EVA LERNER-LAM President, Palisades Consulting Group, Inc. There is a lot of excitement today about the concept of so-called...

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